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Ivan I. Lesov, Ph.D.
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Ivan I. Lesov, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Emulsions and emulsification
Surfactant- and Particle-Stabilized Foams
Bulk Rheology of Emulsions, Suspensions and Foams
Macroporous Ceramics
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1. Detachment of Rough Colloids from Liquid–Liquid Interfaces. M. Zanini, I. Lesov, E. Marini, C.-P. Hsu, C. Marschelke, A. Synytska, S.E. Anachkov, L. Isa. Langmuir 34 (2018) 4861–4873; doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00327

2. From Pickering Foams to Porous Carbonate Materials: Crack-free Structuring in Drying Ceramics. M. Hristova, I. Lesov, S. Tcholakova, V. Goletto, N. Denkov. Colloids Surf. A 552 (2018) 142–152; doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.05.025

3. Bottom-Up Synthesis of Polymeric Micro- and Nanoparticles with Regular Anisotropic Shapes. I Lesov, Z. Valkova, E. Vassileva, G. Georgiev, K. Ruseva, M. Simeonov, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov, S. Smoukov, Macromolecules 51 (2018) 7456−7462; doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00529



1. Efficient Self-Emulsification via Cooling-Heating Cycles. S. Tcholakova, Z. Valkova, D. Cholakova, Z. Vinarov, I. Lesov, N. D. Denkov, K. Smoukov. Nature Comm., 8 (2017) 15012; doi: 10.1038/ncomms15012

2. Role of Pickering Stabilization and Bulk Gelation for the Preparation and Properties of Solid Silica Foams. I. Lesov, S. Tcholakova, M. Kovadjieva, T. Saison, M. Lamblet, N. Denkov. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 504 (2017) 48–57; doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2017.05.036



1. Control of Drop Shape Transformations in Cooled Emulsions. D. Cholakova, N. Denkov, S. Tcholakova, I. Lesov, S. K. Smoukov. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 235 (2016) 90–107.

2. Particle Detachment from Fluid Interfaces: Theory vs. Experiments. S.E. Anachkov, I. Lesov, M. Zanini, P.A. Kralchevsky, N.D. Denkov, L. Isa. Soft Matter 12 (2016) 7632–7643; doi: 10.1039/C6SM01716A.



1. Self-Shaping of Oil Droplets via the Formation of Intermediate Rotator Phases upon Cooling. N. Denkov, S. Tcholakova, I. Lesov, D. Cholakova, S. K. Smoukov. Nature 528 (2015) 392–395.



1. Drying of particle-loaded foams for production of porous materials: mechanism and theoretical modeling. I. Lesov, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov. RSC Adv. 4 (2014) 811-823.

2. Factors Controlling the Formation and Stability of Foams Used as Precursors of Porous Materials. I. Lesov, S. Tcholakova, N. Denkov. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 426 (2014) 9-21.



1. WIPO Patent "High-performance thermal insulation materials". A. Dekoninck, N. Denkov, I. Lesov, S. Tcholakova, K. Golemanov, WO 2013/007958 A1.



1. Efficient Emulsification of Viscous Oils at High Drop Volume Fraction. S. Tcholakova, I. Lesov, K. Golemanov, N. Denkov, S. Judat, R. Engel, T. Daner, Langmuir 27 (2011) 14783-14796.



1. Drop Size in Concentrated Emulsions, Obtained by Rotor-Stator Homogenization. S. Tcholakova, I. Lesov, K. Golemanov, N. D. Denkov, S. Judat, In The Proceedings of 5th World Congress on Emulsions, Lyon, France, 2010; Paper No. 1.1-53.